My poor dog is getting wider!
Friday, October 04, 2013
I just came home from the vet where I dropped $58.00 for allergy pills. Basically, they are Bendryl with steroids. The steroids are making her huge! The vet told me that the weight goes on fast and comes off slowly. Really? I didn't know that! Wow, what a revelation!
And I thought it was just the way I hold on to weight, only to find out the dog is a victim of slow loss too!
I wish she didn't have to be fat to stop itching, but it's worth it not to be miserable. I itch when I take the painkillers my doctor prescribed with my knee replacement. So, to keep from itching, I take an antihistamine along with it. That makes me drowsy and ready to sleep, but I don't want to sleep my life away. Soon I won't need anything for pain, and that is good news for me.
With some rehabs, it's no pain-no gain, and that's especially true with rehab after a replacement surgery. I'd rather go without pills than to itch, but my dog needs her pills to stop the itching. I'm ready for some cold temps to knock out some of these bugs and allergens. Here's hoping!